BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A 43-year-old former substitute teacher at Harding High School has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his male students, performing sexual acts on the 17-year-old in exchange for higher grades, according to the Connecticut Post.
Robert Johnson of Park Terrace, Bridgeport, was a long-term substitute who taught English and served as faculty adviser on the school’s student newspaper, according to the Post.
Johnson is accused of inappropriately touching the 17-year-old several times in his classroom in exchange for giving him high grades and allowing him to “cheat on tests,” according to the Post, which reported that the teen told police that at least one other student claimed to have had similar relations with the teacher.
The Post reported that Johnson was dismissed in April after the teen came forward with his accusations.
Johnson was charged Tuesday with fourth-degree sexual assault and was ordered held on $75,000 bond, according to the Post.
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